Category Archives: Journalism

The Office of Bonnie Thrasher

The first thing you noticed when you walked into the office of Bonnie Thrasher was that you couldn’t see much of it. Her dwelling, located on the second floor of the Communications building, which I first visited during my freshman year … Continue reading

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Chris Pratt and his ‘phantasmagorical’ career moment

With the rumors that Chris Pratt could one day crack Indiana Jones’ whip, I revisited the day last July when I asked the actor what it was like during a very special moment in his career. He called it “phantasmagorical.” Continue reading

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The Press Box, Part II

The very first football game I ever covered as a media member was, technically, in high school. For two years I stood on the sidelines of Springdale Bulldog 7A-West games back in Arkansas. I was armed not with a pen … Continue reading

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NASCAR Fight Night: All down hill from here

There was a fight. I missed it. But I still had an interesting night at the races. Continue reading

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Tony Stewart and my journalism kick in the pants

In the wake of the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. incident and an article I wrote, I received my first-career batch of hate mail. One them actually proved meaningful to me. Continue reading

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Roll with the Life Changes

A lot can change in 11 months.
In August 2013, there was quite a bit I hadn’t done career wise. I had never covered, let alone attended, a NBA or WNBA game. I had never written about a college football or basketball game that had any lasting impact outside the Sun Belt Conference.
Even though I hope to someday be a regular reporter in the auto racing world, I had never had the opportunity to write about IndyCar or NASCAR outside the confines of this meager blog.
A lot can change in 11 months. Especially my resume. Continue reading

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My very late take on Pearlman’s “Boys Will Be Boys”

Of the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990’s I remember little. What I do remember wasn’t great, good or even a good effort.

I missed out on the “Good Ole days” of Aikman, Smith, Irvin and Johnston. But I don’t know if should even call them the “good” days after reading Jeff Pearlman’s book “Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty.” Continue reading

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